The impact of the EU GMO policy on the competitiveness of the livestock industry

The stringent GMO policy of the EU adversely affects the competitiveness of the member states’ livestock industries, in particular the poultry and pig sectors. This arises from the fact that the EU animal industry is highly dependent on the import of feedstuffs sourced from pro-GMO countries. The import is expected to face increasing difficulties especially due to two elements of the EU GMO policy: the prolonged approval process of new GM varieties and the zero tolerance threshold towards GMOs that have not yet received authorization. To overcome this problem the study recommends actions including the speeding up of the authorization process and the introduction of a tolerance level for unapproved GMOs.


Issue Date:
2010-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
HU ISSN 1418 2106 (Other)
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/93125
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/93125
Published in:
Studies in Agricultural Economics, Volume 112
Page range:
97-108
Total Pages:
14




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